Deployment and hosting are important aspects of any web application, including those built using Angular. In this step, we’ll discuss how to deploy and host an Angular application, including some popular hosting options.
Here’s a comparison table that shows the differences between some popular hosting options for Angular applications:
|Firebase Hosting||Free, easy to use, supports custom domains, integrates well with other Firebase services||Limited storage and bandwidth for free plan, requires Firebase account|
|GitHub Pages||Free, easy to use, supports custom domains, integrates well with GitHub repositories||Limited to static websites, requires GitHub account|
|Heroku||Supports dynamic and static websites, easy to use, integrates well with Git, supports custom domains||Limited free plan, may require additional configuration for Angular applications|
|AWS Elastic Beanstalk||Supports dynamic and static websites, scalable, integrates well with other AWS services||May require additional configuration for Angular applications, can be complex to set up|
Here’s a text diagram that shows the deployment and hosting process for an Angular application:
+--------------+ +-----------------+ +-----------------+ | Angular Code |------>| Build and Bundle |------>| Deploy to Server | +--------------+ +-----------------+ +-----------------+ | v +-------------------+ | Serve Application | +-------------------+
In this diagram, we start with the Angular code, which is then built and bundled into a deployable format. The deployable code is then deployed to a server, where it can be served to users.
Here’s a complete code program that shows how to deploy an Angular application to a generic web server:
- Build your Angular application:
ng build --prod
- In the root directory of your Angular application, create a
- Copy the contents of the
distdirectory that was created by the
ng buildcommand into the new
distdirectory that you just created:
cp -r dist/<your-app-name>/* dist/
- Upload the contents of the
distdirectory to your web server using your preferred method (e.g. FTP, SCP, etc.).
- Configure your web server to serve the contents of the
distdirectory as the root of your website.
That’s it! Your Angular application is now deployed and hosted on your web server.
Note that this is a very basic deployment process, and there are many additional considerations that may need to be taken into account depending on your specific application and hosting environment. Some examples include:
- SSL/TLS encryption
- Server-side caching
- Load balancing and scaling
- Reverse proxies
- Security hardening
Be sure to research and implement best practices for deployment and hosting based on your specific needs and environment.